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of the use of naval forces by the union and confederate armies during the civil war. now on booktv. he reports on the impact that each navy made during the war, from union naval support of numerous battles, including vicksburg and new orleans to the confederates use of naval mines and the militaristic deployment of a submarine. it's a little under an hour. >> good evening, everyone. last time we met here on this very stage to talk about the civil war, jim, you are looking to finishing touches on your new book. you are preparing your publication as well. now i have to do this the way they do it on the talk shows. now, james mcpherson "war on the waters" and craig, the civil war at sea, very handsomely done, are both out. that's good because we get to resume our -- we barely scratched the surface. let's get right to it because we spoke for an hour last time, we got to about january 1862. so i will assume you all know about 1861, and get to something that jim pointed out. that was rather interesting. is that 150 years ago this month, besides all the other things that were going on, the re
in the back. this is a state of course that was built by labor unions, has one of the highest percentages of union membership anywhere in the country. a state known for its union support and a state that really has been -- saves by labor unions particularly the autoworkers agreeing to significant cutbacks and benefits and salaries and everything to keep the auto industry afloat. as part of the auto bailout. of course, this is just the latest in this war on unions that we've seen. it started with scott walker in wisconsin. went on to ohio. and john kasich, we've seen a lot of it out of florida. we've seen a lot of it with rick scott. we've seen a lot of it of course in new jersey with chris christie. particularly in the midwest there's been this blatant war on unions. the latest is rick schneider, a guy who was just recently elected who says the last thing he wanted oh, no, no, no, he said this publicly, privately we heard this yesterday from steve cook, head of the michigan education association was a guest
this morning on "morning joe." >> actually, i have never said unions are bad for business, and i don't believe this is actually a union. if you look, i believe this is pro-worker. because the way i view it is workers now have freedom to choose. >> are you serious? are you serious, this is not anti-union? at its core, this undermines the ability for unions to organize so you can make many arguments you like to say it's not anti-union. >> all right. >> this does not deal with organizing at all. this does not deal with collective bargaining at all. >> erin, big picture, what does this mean for organized labor? >> what it means is they will be fueled and energized going into the 2014 midterm elections and i can't believe that we are talking about another election cycle just yet, but i interviewed the chair of the democratic governors association, the governor of vermont, over the weekend and he was telling me that this will be a very big deal going into all of the midwestern gubernatorial races in 2014. there are a lot of republicans who won in 2010 and obviously, because of this issue, they're re
got here 30 seconds ago? >> you literally sat in that chair 30 seconds ago. >> i'm wearing my union hat. go union! [ applause ] >> stephanie: and i have a booked a new guest. >> since i am your bff i should be the first to know. >> stephanie: you are going to say squee in such a huge way. >> i'm excited. >> is it dick morris? >> stephanie: no! it's going to be the liberal orgasm of a lifetime. chris, jim, and jacki, and then two huge celebrity guests on panel. i'll call you during the break. here she is with news jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. the obamas are giving their first joint interview since the election today. it is going to be with barbara walters. the president is going to sit down by himself first and then michelle will join them. afterwards the obamas and dog bo will give a tour of the white house. hundreds of people are already gathering at the state capital in lancing, michigan as the city prepares for what could be the largest demonstration in history. the legislature has now rushed through right to work legislation, and governor rick
day, one day, right to work, destroying labor unions. labor unions have vowed to fight back. the republican war on labor unions goes on and on in the state of michigan, from wisconsin to ohio and now to michigan we've got to fight back and we will. plus all of the news of the day. but first, we get the latest. start off with today's current news update from lease a ferguson standing buy out in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. as bill mentioned, president obama is taking his fiscal cliff campaign back on the road again today. he is headed today redford, michigan where he will tour a diesel plant and speak to middle class workers. he will push his plan to raise encloses above 250 -- to raise taxes above $250,000 a year. president obama met with house speaker boehner for the first time in more than three weeks. the house is still refuseing to pass obama's tax plan much less agree to other policies. josh earnest is not giving any details into yesterday's. some republicans are coming around on improving
to go. thanks, guys. so, see this? last year, it was a union uproar in wisconsin and now we're seeing this. a different state, same scene, neil and his gang saying all taxpayers should be paying attention. that's at the bottom of the hour, but up here first, did you hear this? >> our people in an overwhelming supported this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo. >> brenda: a detroit council woman demanding a bailout after voting the president in. guess where the president is heading on monday? should taxpayers watch their bacon? ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. pre
, see this? last year, it was a union uproar in wisconsin and now we're seeing this. a different state, same scene, neil and his gang saying all taxpayers should be paying attention. that's at e bottom of the hour, but up here first, did you hear this? >> our people in an overwhelming supported this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo. >> brenda: a detroit council woman demanding a bailout after voting the president in. guess where the president is heading on monday? should taxpayeyeyeyeyeyennel. i'll sd you back to bulls and bears, me headlines just 30 mines away. >> we showed youhe votes. now show us the money. >> our people in an overwhelmingly supported the reelection of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and ought to exercise leadership on that. of course, not just that, but why not. >> brenda: why not, huh? detroit council woman joanne watson asked for bailout for the cash-strapped city. the president heading there. >> ofourse not if you want to look up cronyism, and wikipedia, this is cronyism in live television. it's blatant. if she feels so blatant
right, we've got to go. thanks, guys. so, see this last year, it was a union uproar in wisconsin and now we're seeing this. a diffent state, same scene, neil and his gang sayg all taxpayers should be paying attention. that's at the bottom of the hour, but up herefirst, did you hear this? >> our people in an overwhelming supported this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo. >> brenda: a detroit council woman demanding a bailout after voting the president in. guess where the president is heading on monday? heading on monday? should taxpayeyeyeyeye [ malennouncer ] it's tt time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. ti price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. you know how painful heartburn can be.
set off an explosive device on an atm machine. this happened at the bridge in a credit union on gordon sheldon boulevard. we are live with the attempt to steal hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars. >> we have seen chris the attempt to steal atms. -- crzy attempts to steal atms. this one also failed. >> for clock. i heard boom. >> this virginia credit union atm has a hole in the back and an error message on the screen but all in all does not look too bad considering someone tried to blow it up this morning. >> allow bank. -- a loud bang. >> i thought a gas line exploded. >> album. , people evacuated amid fears. there was no further danger. >> the damage atm is in an area near 95 and route 3. >> one witness saw a suspect from a distance and a surveillance camera caught the person. police are not making public in the images from the camera. things have calmed down a lot. >> i guess we are safe. >> presley's -- police stil want to catch whoever perform and failed and on commercial bank robbery. neighbors say this was a heck of an explosion. it set off car alarms at the apartment complex. b
the video says it happened monday morning to a d2 bus. the bus drivers union did not return our calls. >>> d.c.'s guardian angels are responding to this video shot on the green line in metro. the video posted on youtube shows a group of young people attacking and robbing a girl of her cell phone last friday. so in an attempt to deter these types of muggings on metro, the guardian angels will be patrolling live between the congress heights and ft. totten station friday and saturday nights. >>> the planning for next month's inauguration is in high gear, but today a group of 5th graders took over the planning for the national park service. kristin fisher with more on the nonprofit, how to plan their inauguration and their futures. >> reporter: these 5th graders are pretending to plan the presidential inauguration. >> each security check point needs two picnic tables so police can check certain bags. >> reporter: they've been split in four committees. >> one dealt with finances. one dealt with ordering supplies. >> reporter: the catch? each committee had to approve their plans with the other
of marriage act that defines marriage as only the union between a man and woman and california's proposition 8 which banned gay marriage was overturned by an appeals court. cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns has been following both cases for us. joe, explain the impact of today's decision. >> well, it is big impact. as you know, this is one of those cases that people talk about over the water cooler. let's start with proposition 8. very simple, wolf, it is the california ballot initiative passed in 2008 by the people of the state of california that established marriage as between a man and a woman. it overturned a court case that said same sex couples have the right to marry. windsor is the other case you were talking about, it is an attack on defense of marriage act which was passed in 1996 by the congress, signed by the president. it's called windsor against the united states. it is about a woman named edith windsor who had a long time relationship with her partner, and they were married in 2007. spier died in new york in 2009, and edith windsor got a lot of money. something lik
to work state. yesterday, the state house and senate approved bills limiting unions from collecting fees from nonunion workers. the bill has caused an uproar with union workers who say union rights are now at risk. the battle between labor and business could hit the auto industry especially hard. the governor says the bill promotes worker equality. equal >>> more protests developing in egypt today and those protests are threatening to divide the nation. thousands are still protesting against the newly elected president. mohammed morsi went on tv saying he is open to dialogue and wants to meet the opposition tomorrow. they say the speech served no purpose. president obama called morsi last night to express his teen concern about the violence. >>> in the neighboring gaza strip, a historic leader by the leader of hamas. he will visit the palestinian territory for the first time in 45 years today. his visit is a sign of increasing boldness by the islamic militant group that is designated as a terrorist organization by the u.s. and israel. he will congratulate officials in gaza for their batt
. detectives tell us there was an explosion around 4:00 this morning here at the virginia credit union on gordon shelton boulevard. the outdoor atm was damaged but no money was taken. the credit union was open for business today. no other explosives were found. >>> a 14-year-old boy is dead after a prince george's county shooting. police say reyes was walking with a group of friends just before 1:00 a.m. on sheridan street in louisdale. men driving by in a car opened fire on teens. reyes was taken to the hospital and later died. another teenager was hit but he's expected to be okay. police believe the shooting was gang related. >>> a fighting over spring speech is in dispute. a man said bad reviews on yelp are costing him business and a lot of money. more on the story. >> jim, today's hearing was all about what jane perez can and cannot say online when this lawsuit is pending. perez wrote bad re suviews, and implies someone from his company may have stolen her jewelry. this is deets walking out of court with his attorney today. he said perez's comments are costing him big money. perez
responds by saying -- host: this news from "the wall street journal." "unions deliver a blow." with a look at what is happening in michigan, thousands of union supporters turned out on the steps of the capitol to protest right to work measures. the measure passed. taking a look at the front page of "the detroit free press," "the law that is not over." "unions will not go down without a fight. recall efforts and legal challenges are possible." there you can see a union representative struggling with michigan state police yesterday over right to work legislation. here is the story -- host: "the washington post" has a map of right to work law states. "the wall street journal" take a look -- takes a look at which states are the most union heavy. the biggest ones are new york, alaska, hawaii, and washington. michigan comes right in behind washington. which is why "the wall street journal" goes with the headline that this is a blow in a particularly union dominated state. looking at some other news, this one out of the south, for "the new york times," "the gop control in north carolina, with a r
crime in after virginia credit union on shelton boulevard. the atm machine is still intact. the blast was powerful enough to set off car alarms at a nearby complex and wake up a lot of people. >> it was a large bankg. >> i thought a gas line had exploded. >> nothing you would expect. >> a witness spotted the suspect from a distance. a surveillance camera saw the suspect as well. >> at least five people have been killed and hundreds injured outside egypt's presidential palace. supporters and opponents of the president's word off since the latest crisis erupted. the two sides have been throwing rocks and firebombs at each other. he gave himself nearly absolute power. he has not backed down, pushing for a constitutional referendum. >> the germangermany oppose the capital is looking to send patriot missiles to 30fight against the syrian regime. several middle eastern nations have offered him asylum if he steps down. >> marriage licenses will be issued in several maryland counties today and for same-sex couples. some counties have confirmed they will begin issuing licenses today, includin
of its people. the soviet union began to relax its restrictions on jewish emigration in 1987 during gorbachev's perestroika. then following the collapse of the soviet union in 1991, millions of soviet jews were permitted to leave. since then, russia has allowed free emigration. i have felt for a long time that we should have graduated russia from jackson-vanik when jackson-vanik's noble purpose was achieved rather than waiting years, often in the effort to make other points relative to russia on other issues. first some history. in 2007, i met with rabbi lazar, chief rabbi of russia regarding jackson-vanik. he urged passage of legislation ending the application of jackson-vanik to russia. also in 2007, i received a letter from the chairman of the federation of jewish communities which represents presidents and rabbis of over 200 jewish communities in russia, a letter which urged me to work to graduate russia from the jackson-vanik amendment in view of the fact that its goals had already been met. part of his letter reads as follows -- quote -- "we're thankful for all your efforts to
was in michigan today, campaigning on his plan to avert the fiscal cliff. speaking to union workers at the daimler detroit diesel engine plant, the president said he is willing to compromise "a little bit" with republicans on getting a plan for economic growth, job creation, and reducing the deficit. but he said he would not compromise on raising tax rates for high-income earners. >> and that's a principle i won't compromise on because i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me, get to keep all our tax breaks, and then we're asking students to pay higher student loans, or suddenly, a school doesn't have school books because the school district couldn't afford it. >> susie: meanwhile, a ranking democrat on the house budget committee tells "nightly business report" he is optimistic about getting a fiscal cliff deal by the end of they year. maryland congressman chris van hollen talked with our darren gersh, and began with an update on the status of the talks. >> well, the good news is that the president and the speaker of the house are now in face-to-face
. someone tried to blowups and atm of virginia credit union on shelton boulevard. the blast was loud enough to set off car alarms and wake up people in a nearby apartment complex. >> i heard a loud bang and could not fall back asleep. >> i thought a gas line exploded or something. >> it's not something you would expect around here. >> a witness did by a suspect from a distance and a surveillance camera also saw the suspect. >> the man arrested in the deck of a new york city subway rider has been arraigned on murder charges. he appeared before judge and was ordered held without bail. he's expected in court again on tuesday. a 58-year-old ki-suk han was pushed on to the tracks at the times square subway station aand died after being hit by the train. he tried to climb on to the platform but there was not enough time. still ahead -- >> marijuana is illegal in two states, but it comes with a lot of >> welcome back and good morning. jacqui jeras. 5:00 then is the time. adam caskey is enjoying the twinkling holiday lights. we want you to send us pictures. he could show up on your front door. >> g
collecting fees from nonunion workers. the bill has caused quite an uproar with union workers who say union rights are now at risk. ballet between labor and business could hit the auto industry especially hard. the governor says the bill promotes work equality. >>> mohammed morsi said he would not tolerate anyone trying to overthrow what he calls his legitimate government but the protestors say they'll continue. seven people are dead after violent clash this is week. >>> and historic visit by the leader of hamas to gaza tbeen e years. his party has been in control of the gaza strip for five years and he is arriving to mark the 25th anniversary of hamas' founding. >>> software mowing up john mcafee is back in jill after a brief trip to the hospital. he told the associated press he suffered chest pains but didn't believe he had a heart attack. this happened yesterday just hours after guatemalan officials rejected his bid for asylum. he was arrested for illegally entering the country on wednesday after weeks in hiding. he is a person of interest in the november killing of his american neighbor
being organized by eco was, the economic community of west african states, and the african union. in the weeks ahead, the u.n. security council will likely vote on a resolution authorizing this coalition to lead a military intervention to dislodge the terrorists in the northern. we've seen models like this wo work, in cote d'ivoire and somalia, so there's reason to believe in the potential of a regional military solution to the security crisis in the north. however, even if this intervention works, it will take time to train and equip and assemble the regional force and to develop the appropriate plans for what happens during and after a military intervention. and, frankly, mr. president, security and stability can't be restored to mali with military action alone. the current crisis is as much about governance as it is about security. a stronger m stronger malian des the best way to ensure short gains in the short-term and long-term. but democracy doesn't just begin and end with an election. one of the reasons that mali democracy crumbled so quickly is that malians did not feel c
of an extended ten-hour session. no details have been released, but players union and owners did exchange new proposals. players say they will meet internally today to go over the new offers. the lockout is now in its 83rd day and the sides are still split over how to divide league revenues. >>> kent ullmann is challenging rashard baker the a friendly wager ahead of sunday's showdown between the redskins and the ravens. >> if somehow -- if you somehow sneak a victory, which i can't imagine happening, even though you got lucky this past week against the giants, i will proudly wear an rg3 jersey for an entire day. >> ullmann says the f the ravens win, he wants baker to wear the jersey of haloti ngata at work on friday. baker has accepted the challenge but says he wants to up the ante. he will reveal his new terms for the deal today. that's some pretty strong talk there. saying if they sneak by a win. listen, we've won three in a row against some pretty tough teams and he should be proud to wear rg3's jersey any day. >> we know you are. you've been wearing it every day. time is 4:51. time to get
the union said we were close, and we were a billion dollars apart. >> it looks like, this is not going to be resolved in the immediate future. i hope that turns out to be wrong. but that's certainly what the message is that we have today. >> all right, basketball season upcoming georgetown prep hosting the high school. that's going to be our game of the week. 26,000 voters. we appreciate you. highlights at 11:00 tomorrow night. >>> lady terps opening up acc play. brenda frese turning to the wonder twins. the two combined for 40 points, 20 boards. >>> i love seeing her ton sideline. >> oh, brenda gets after them. doing a great job there at college park. >> absolutely. >>> we'll be back in a minute. ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal retirement review. >>> we want to remind new upcoming weekend is just humongous football-wise. on saturday army-navy. sunday, redskins, rains. we're going to beat them up. then complete game wrap-up, "game on" live from fed
manassas y la union de culmore. en el futbol america se jugara el clasico de la capital o el clasico del potomas en la semana 14 de la nfl a pesar que los ravens no consideran que los redskins sean sus rivales acÉrrimos. de igual forma, los jugadores y aficionados de washington difÍcilmente mencionarian a baltimore si se les preguntara cuÁl es el equipo al que mÁs detestan. ravens y redskins se veran las caras este domingo a partir de la una de la tarde en el fedex field de landover maryland, ambos necesitan de la victoria, ravens para consolidar el primer lugar y redskins para seguir en la lucha por el playoffs. y por la nba esta noche wizards juegan en atlanta contra los hawks a partir de las 7.30 y buscan la tercera victoria del torneo, el resultado lo tendremos a las once. al regresar:.. nos visito una queÑa actriz para hablarnos de una pelicula de navidad... es momento de hablar de entretenimiento, y les cuento que el comediante saulo garcia esta en la ciudad con su monologo "entrada gratis"... pero atencion porque el dice que gratis, no hay nada... nos encontramos en visperas
of the virginia credit union, but all those explosives did was leave scorch marks. investigators hope the surveillance video can lead them to the mad bomber and we do mean mad. >>> a 14-year-old gunned down on the street, police saying it was a targeted gang killing. this happened after midnight in the lewisdale, maryland area along sheridan street. investigators say elizer reyes was walking down the street with two other people. a car drove by and there was open fire and he was killed. police found the car but are looking for the shooter. >>> tonight fans remember the first modern jazz musician to appear on the cover of time magazine, dave brubeck, would have turned 92 tomorrow. his quartet first formed in 1951 and went on to define some of the smoking and swinging rhythms of the '50s and '60s, brubeck prance best known for the song take five. dave brubeck passed away this morning in connecticut. he was 91. >>> still to come tonight, it may be great for the pandas at national zoo but not so great for your backyard, a look at 1 community's battle against bamboo -- one community's batt
. surveillance video showed someone planting explosive at the virginia credit union about 4:00 this morning. but it wasn't strong enough to break open the atm. >> kind of warm early today, but not anymore. veronica, is it going to get colder tonight? >> that it is, for sure. it's gotten a little uncomfortable for us. the wind, there is still some wind out there. but i still skpnt it to settle on down. but all of us walking a little faster from inside in. and here's the reason why. the temperatures have really dropped. we're at 39 degrees right now. you folks in franconia. look at the current windchill readings. shave 6-7 degrees off the air temp and you've got it. another opportunity for a warm up. stick around for my forecast. >> the distriblgt is about to get more help for sandy clean up. today, president obama declared a major disaster in d.c. ordering federal aid to supplement efforts. the president made an emergency declaration for the district shortly after sandy. but a major declaration means more long-term federal aid. >> coming up tonight, a dramatic end to a 10-hour stand off up i
the pending legal aspects of this situation. >> reporter: union officials admit it's a systemic issue. >> they are truly looking for who caused this problem. >> reporter: the school system now conducting an internal review. and school officials plan to bring in counselors to the school to talk to students about nolan. live at city school headquarters for wjz, eyewitness news. >> thank you. school officials say nolan was fingerprinted and passed a background check. the 15-year-old victim is not a student at hazelwood. >>> accused in a sex abuse case, an aid at the maryland school for the deaf. legis say clarence taylor touched them inappropriately while he was working in the dorms. the school is not commenting. >>> the man who police say grabbed an officer's gun and fired in a baltimore county hospital is now charged with attempted murder. he was handcuffed in the emergency room when he struggled with an officer. he managed to get her gun and it fired grazing the officer's leg. he was subdued with pepper spray. >>> it won't become legal until ja
that i have just heard transmitted to us that we were close, that reminds me of the last time the union said we were close, and we were a billion dollars apart. >> it looks like, this is not going to be resolved in the immediate future. i hope that turns out to be wrong. but that's certainly what the message is that we have today. >> all right, basketball season upcoming georgetown prep hosting the high school. that's going to be our game of the week. 26,000 voters. we appreciate you. highlights at 11:00 tomorrow night. >>> lady terps opening up acc play. brenda frese turning to the wonder twins. the two combined for 40 points, 20 boards. >>> i love seeing her ton sideline. >> oh, brenda gets after them. doing a great job there at
at the drive-thru of the virginia credit union, but all those explosives did was leave scorch marks. the atm kept right on humming along. investigators hope the surveillance video can lead them to the mad bomber. >>> still ahead at 6:00 residents of one local neighborhood say they're tired of bamboo invading their yards and they want the city to do something about it. >> 72 yesterday. here's the high and low today. we're stepping down to reality slowly 63, lows so far 54. the record high was 75 set back in 2001. we'll come back, talk about just how cold tonight will be, how cold it will be at the bus stop and look ahead to the ravens/redskins game. >> but up next we've got new information from police and the photographer on the death of a new york man struck by a train after he was pushed onto the tracks. we'll be right back. >>> we have a commuter alert for the beltway in maryland. three right lanes of the inner loop will be closed at kenilworth avenue in greenbelt tonight through friday. the closures are to allow workers to get construction equipment out of there from an ongoing bridge pro
did not do anything to the cash machine at virginia credit union, except give it a few burn marks. a bomb squad technician checked out the scene to make sure it was safe. the bank stayed open all day. police say there is surveillance video of the incident from about 4:00 this morning. they have not made any arrests at this point. >>> gang violence may be responsible for the murder of a teenager in prince george's county. he was 14 years old and he was shot early this morning in louisdale. pat collins is live at the police headquarters where they're trying to piece together exactly what happened. pat? >> reporter: wendy, a 14-year-old hanging out with gang members ends up dead, shot and killed in a drive-by. the victim, eliez reyes. he goes by the name of cheche. reyes shot and killed this morning. he was 14 years old. police describe it as a gang-related murder. here's why. >> we've determined that the victim was with at least two known gang members early this morning when the murder occurred. >> was the victim involved in the gang? >> at this point we're still working to determin
. democrats and the labor unions are bankrupting this state. if the democratic party is so good, then why are we bankrupt? don't you think it's time the unions, instead of spending billions of dollars on political campaigns give that money back to the membership so they can maybe pay their own wages and tax bears and people like me that live on fixed incomes don't have to be taxed out of our homes and lose the money we have worked hard to make? guest: you have worked hard. number one, i cannot comment on the california situation. i just don't know enough about it. reports are that things are starting to turn around a little over there. it's tough to pass a budget if when you have the fiscal majority requirement. second, how we got here, it's not unions. wages for americans have been going down the past 115 years. people are not keeping up with inflation. the average american worker has taken a 2011 pay cut when you compare what they made 10 years ago to what they're making now. -- $2000 pay cut. on the spending, i disagree with you. the republicans in congress in particular have opened up
foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, kathy kaye. egypt's president says his heart is heavy, but he promises there will be no return to the days of dictatorship lighting aoi
and incredibly radical document and there's a plebiscite in pennsylvania. the unionization in a sense of the militias is what gets a yes vote in some ways and then the constitution basically they say you know how we were talking about being radical place in the declaration? we will back that down a bit. the constitution is a different revolution and things go back and forth from there. >> we should open the floor to questions and you have written seven books. i have always found one of the most disappointing moments in my life is when i finished writing a book and i had to start over again and sometimes i don't have an idea of. what is the next bob sullivan book? 's we will be here for the next book reading. and i mean it. i'm a tremendous admirer and i think everyone of your books is a revelation. e.u. are so entertaining and learning at the same time in your extraordinary. >> i just read his books, i'm not kidding. i am trying to write a book and it's so depressing. it's so depressing. i can't begin to tell you. i'm trying to write a book and for 23 years i've been trying not to wri
have been released, but the players union and owners did exchange new proposals. players say they will meet internally today to go over the new offers before returning to the bargaining table. the lockout is now in its 83rd day and the sides are still split over how to divide league revenues. >>> well, redskins rookie quarterback rg3 is already headed to the hall of fame. griffin's grass and dirt stained jersey and cleats from monday night's win over the giants are headed to canton. the rookie ran for 72 yards in the game, which helped him break the single season record by rushing for a quarterback with 714 yards. cam newton set the previous record just last year. griffin said it is awesome, but he hopes it is just the first step in a long career. and i have a feeling this is right. this is his first season in pro football. it's crazy p. >> you'd take a piece of that grass. >> i think he's terrific. i'm a big fan. >>> a friendly wager is brewing between two local politicians ahead of sunday's redskins-ravens showdown. >> howard county executive kent ullmann issued a challenge
are billions of dollars in debt. democrats and the labor unions are bankrupting this state. so democrat parties are so good why are we bankrupt? don't you think it's time that the unions instead of spending billions of dollars on political campaigns, give that money back to the membership so they can pay their own way? and as taxpayers and people like me that live on a fixed income don't have to be taxed out of our homes and lose the money we work hard to make? host: mr. welch. guest: first of all you have worked hard and -- but a couple things. number one, i can't comment on the california situation. i just don't know enough about it. although the reports are things are starting to turn around a little bit there. and it's very tough to pass a budget when you've got that superis majority requirement. number two -- supermajority requirement. number two, how we got here, it's not unions. the wages for americans have been going down for the past 10, 15 years. people are not keeping up with inflation. the average american worker has taken about a $2,000 pay cut when you compare what they were makin
marriage under federal law as the union of one man and one woman. the justices will also decide whether states have the power to ban gay marriage. and 30 states have laws that do just that. it's been a breathtaking year of change on the issue. president obama, in a switch from 2008, announced his support for gay marriage in a may interview with abc's robin roberts. >> for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same sex couples should be able to get married. >> reporter: on election day last month, voters approved gay marriage at the ballot box for the first time, after dozens of defeats, when maine, maryland and washington state legalized it. but now, it all comes down to the nine justices of the supreme court, and they are generally conservative on social issues, though they're closely divided. for opponents of gay marriage, the very fabric of our society is at stake. >> the fundamental reason why marriage is treated as a public institution rather than a purely private relationship is because it serves the interest of society and the interest of child
a little of that yesterday in the bay area with rallies organized by move on and labor unions calling on the president to stand firm against cuts to social security and medicare. as our abc 7 news political analyst explains inside game is taking place behind closed doors between high-level staffers on both sides, crunching numbers and floating possible compromises. >> i think the feeling today is that more hopeful but still guardedly cautious. >> he says there are so many options from doing nothing to reaching a grand bargain to just muddling through. muddling through is the most-likely and it would mean tax cuts for the middle class will be extended and rates for the wealthy will go up.[çift and after the first of the year, president and republican-led house will be fighting again, this time over raising the debt ceiling. the president has been trying to pull that debt ceiling deadline into any agreement but that would require sort of a megadeal. at this point a muddled deal more likely. there is that talk that the end of the year deadline everybody is talking about could be pushed
that we're talking about this morning. frederick coming in at 31 degrees, pilesville 28. and union bridge at 29-degrees this morning. that cold front moved through. and those winds have turned around to the north and west. and they are pretty much lighter than what they were yesterday. we're looking good in york, only 3-mile wind in baltimore. easton more of the same and this will continue through the day. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>> good morning lynette. well we are certainly off to a cold start but fortunately no delays on the jfx. it will be nice and clear heading into the city. 695 going to be in great shape. no problems to report on the west side. and here's what 95 looks like just north of 195. everything moving right along. no problems getting down to d.c. this morning. and it will remain nice and clear as you make the push up to the tunnels. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> the streets of baltimore are about to get a bit bright effort for the holidays. >> we have details on
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. the league left a voice mail message for union cef donald fehr being a voice mail message, saying the latest offer wasn't acceptable. so no the capitals won't be here, but we do have the hershey bears hockey team to enjoy, braden holtby getting ready in a familiar dressing room, this time in net for hershey. taking on norfolk, ahead to mcmillan be, mcmillan will beat hotel by glove side. admirals a 1-0 start. hotel b holtby, look at that, beautiful one-timer. hershey takes the lead and holds on for the 2-1 win. pretty good crowd at verizon center for a little hockey. maybe hershey will have to come back every week or so just to get our hockey fix. >>> to college park for some ladies hoops. little one enjoying the show as the terps hosted virginia. second half, virginia's randolph stripped by thomas. thomas going coast to coast for the strong finish. take another look. thomas, 20 points. give me that ball and i'm going the distance. 20 points, 11 rebounds, terps a 51-23 lead. later virginia on a 16-2 run, patten gets the steal, ahead to raton, up and in, the terps begin their defense of the a
, a move being slammed by the police union. paul wagner has more on that story. >> reporter: it's an elite unit made up of officers working undercover in the city investigating the drug trade and taking out street-level dealers working closely with homicide. the unit is being apparently and permanently dissolved in part to fight robberies out of the seven district stations. it's no secret that street robbers are an ever-present danger, some violent. this week, a eight-year-old girl was shot in the leg and her book band take -- bag taken. every day, police report twitter feeds report robbery after robberies. they said a specialized robbery supression team was deployed in the city and she's looking for more help n. a statement to fox 5, chief lanier said the strike force is a street-level narcotics unit being decentralized to the several narcotics units in the districts. they will be working narcs and robberies. a short decision, chording to the fop. >> the department hasn't told anyone internally or put anything in writing as usual, we don't know where they think they going to go, but whaty
of a bombing suspect who damaged the atm outside the virginia credit union. someone put an explosive device at the base of the atm near the drive-in window. the bank and six apartments nearby were temporarily evacuated. police hope the images will lead to an arrest. >>> a gaithersburg family fears wild animals are responsible for a deadly attack on their farm. coyotes or possibly wild dogs wandered on their property in woodfield road and killed several sheep. the family is worried the animals could strike again. the attacks don't just put the sheep in danger, but kids as well. >> we have so many kids in the surrounding area, and they all play outside. these dogs, whatever they are, are out there, and it's just a matter of time before they attack a person walking or children. >> this was the second attack like this one in two weeks. the family believes the sheep are easy prey and could be attacked again. >>> ten minutes now until 6:00. three weeks from now you'll be able to gather in maryland at this time. maryland casinos will be allowed to stay open 24 hours a day starting on december 27th
union, the mood is once again sour on both sides. >> there has been a development. it is not a positive one. we were advised in a voicemail message that the moves the players made were unacceptable. >> i am disappointed beyond belief that we are where we are tonight, and we're going to have to take a deep breath and try and regroup. >> the owners rejected an eight-year collective bargaining agreement. no new talks are scheduled just yet. >>> one prince george's county teen may not have gotten a whole lot of sleep last night. sheould make history tonight on the basketball court. jasmine hill of surratsville high school will look to become the first female in that school's history to score 1,000 points. right now she has 996 points heading into tonight's game against gwen park. hill will continue her hoops career next year at howard university. way to go. congrats. >>> the national christmas tree is shining bright this morning after a star studded lighting ceremony. >> three. two. one. ♪ >> 17,000 people gathered on the south lawn of the white house last night to watch the first family
credit union in fredricksburg but the ec pleasives only left scorch -- explosives only left scorch marks. they hope the bank surveillance video will help identify the person who did this. >>> the montgomery county council will be meeting to discuss their response to superstorm sandy and what changes might be needed. maryland's senators testified about the damage on the eastern shore yesterday on capitol hill. barbara mikulski says they need more federal aide. ben cardin talked about what can be done to protect future storm damage. sources tell the associated press they'll ask for $50 billion to repair the damage. >>> contractor christopher diatz has won a preliminary injunction against james perez. the two former high school classmates are headed to trial over a home improvement project. the judge ordered the theft allegations be removed. >>> with all this disagreement in washington over the fiscal cliff, there's going to be a much different tone outside the white house this afternoon. >> that's thanks to the annual pageant of peace and national christmas tree lighting festivities. erica
happened early yesterday morning at the virginia credit union. someone put an explosive device at the base of the atm near the drive-in window. the bank and six apartments nearby were temporarily evacuat evacuated. >>> president obama was in falls church of fairfax county visiting a family today to talk about the looming fiscal cliff. the president met with high schoolteacher tiffany santana and her husband and parents. tiffany wrote to the white house in a social media campaign to talk about looming -- how the looming tax increases would impact middle class families if the lawmakers don't reach a deal by the end of the month. >> so it would be more like a $4,000 tax increase for us. which would be relatively devastating for our family. so i wanted to share that with the white house. i wasn't sure i was going to get a response. but i did want to at least make my voice heard. >> news4's julie carey sat down with the santanas. she'll have more on why they said hosting the president was overwhelming. that's coming up at news4 at 6:00. >>> an effort to end serious violence, civil war moved for
out the rise of the soviet union and its intentions. president truman, my fellow missourian, and his staff glued together the containment strategy which stayed in effect through admiral -- excuse me, through general eisenhower's presidency and later until, as you know, the wall in berlin came tumbling down, and the soviet union imploded on itself. the strategy worked. after we get this solved, it's important that we glue together a national strategy. it's going to be different. there's not one single threat out there, but many. terrorism, force upon force, state against state challenges, and that's what we must do. and we must nurture those in the war colleges and in the state department who have that strategic vision, that ability to glue together a good strategy and make sure that it does come to pass. so i'm hopeful we can solve the problem, that the congress can come together as we did for many, many years in tough, tough, difficult choices. and if you watch the comedians from time to time, you will see larry the cable guy. and let me take a frame -- a phrase from him to the cong
. >> i also thank her for 15 years, having union station, a true intermodal center, used to have people come to the greyhound station, drag their luggage to union station, we used to go around town to take a bus, and some satellite location and 15 months we have got that done and dedicated, came up for that during a very heated election but i thank you for your leadership. not this secretary but deputy secretary was instrumental in thanking the nation's capital having a true intermodal, like most of you. >> i want to thank our witnesses for being with us and i want to thank secretary ray lahood. it is your birthday. i would not have chosen to spend my birthday with you but glad you have chosen to spend your birthday with us. particularly to the chairman for holding this hearing and discussion -- a week and half ago to go to new york, bless amtrak forever, even on the assumption, and i do share your view, we have a densely populated corridor in the northeast, that requires no bust development of high-speed rail, and i don't think it should be at the exclusion of development of high-speed
to the former soviet union on multiple occasions to gain a better understanding of how the united states could secure and dismantle weapons of mass destruction. his experiences led him to champion the landmark legislation that successfully resulted in the deactivation of nuclear warheads, making this world a safer place. to date the nunn-lugar program has deactivated more than 7,500 warheads that were once aimed at the united states, a contribution to which americans can never give enough thanks. over his 36 years in this institution, senators from both sides of the aisle have considered dick lugar a trusted resource when it comes to foreign policy and many other important issues. he has been a consistent resource for those who seek thoughtful answers to difficult political questions. when i first arrived here in 1989, senator lugar and i operated a unique joint office arrangement in indiana, sharing office space and staff in our state. many of our colleagues were surprised by this arrangement, but dick lugar and i like to tell hoosiers they're getting twice the service for half the price. a
at the virginia credit union on gordon shelton boulevard. someone called to report an explosion overnight. security video confirmed an explosive device went off around 4 a.m. it scorched and damaged the atm, but it still functions. police evacuated the bank and nearby homes this afternoon after a dog detected a possible second device behind the bank. it was nothing. they gave the all clear a short time later. >>> another big story tonight, a 34-year-old manslaughter dead, his 34-year-old brother -- man is decked his 34-year- old brother hurt after -- dead, his 34-year-old brother hurt after apparently they were intentionally run over this morning in gaithersburg. >> reporter: just after 1:17 a.m. this morning police found one of the brothers unconscious on the grass next to a sign for the avalon school. video of the scene shows paramedics working on the man several minutes, but never regained consciousness. when police spoke with the man's brother, he told them this. >> he related to us that he and his brother had been in a black honda civic with at least two other people in the car. the
being slammed tonight by the fraternal order of police, the police union. fox 5's paul wagner is following this one for us. >> reporter: it's no secret that street robberies in the district are an ever present danger, some of them violent. just this week an 18-year-old girl on her way to school was shot in the leg and her book bag taken. every day the police department's twitter feed reports robbery after robbery. a few weeks ago the chief announced a specialized robbery suppression team had been deployed in the city and now she's looking for more help. in a statement to fox 5 chief lanier said, "the strike force is a street level narcotics unit that is being decentralized to the seven narcotics units already in the districts. they will be working narcotics and robberies." a short sighted decision according to the tv op. >> because the department -- fop. >> because the department hasn't told anybody or put anything in writing as usual, we don't know exactly where they think they're going, but what they've done at ethe day if you're a resident of the district of columbia you'r
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